[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH]Fintek F71805f for LinuxBIOSv3
corey.osgood at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 02:12:51 CET 2007
Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 08:04:26PM -0400, Corey Osgood wrote:
>> Add support for the Fintek F71805f to LinuxBIOSv3. It hasn't been tested yet
>> because something's failing to build elsewhere, but the stage1 does build, and
>> for the moment that's what matters. It's based on working v2 code so it should
>> work fine.
>> Signed-off-by: Corey Osgood <corey.osgood at gmail.com>
> Looks nice, but I'd prefer to make it a generic driver for most Fintek
> chips while we're at it.
> Please look at 'smscsuperio' in v2 (which supports 10-15 Super I/Os),
> ideally this would be a similar generic Fintek driver code, which supports
> most of the Fintek chips.
> Please model the code in a similar way as in 'smscsuperio' and repost.
> No need to add support for _all_ or multiple Fintek chips, but
> please create the framework code in a way that other Fintek chips
> can be added easily later. Ideally such an addition would only require
> you to add the device IDs in a table, and the LDNs to another table.
> Feel free to check superiotool for hints on detection of chips,
> and how to keep them apart / probe for them etc.
Then forget the patch. I'll work on that once the rest of the hardware
is working. Getting ram init working is about a million times more
important to me than getting the rest of the fintek lineup working. Not
to mention that I have no other fintek chips, so no way to test.
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